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Will of William Linton

Note by Phyllis Brown:  I have tried to connect this William Linton to my Linton family – without success – at least to this point.  He could possibly be a distant cousin.  William does have a connection to the Berkeley family, as did my Lintons.

Will of William Linton

King George County, Virginia

Pages 127-129

First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the intercession of my Saviour Jesus Christ it will meet with a Glorious and Blessed Resurrection; and as for the Trifles of this world, I dispose of in the following manner.

Item.  I give to my brother Samuel Linton ten pounds Sterling.

Item.  I give to my brother Thomas Linton ten pounds Sterling.

Item.  I give to my brother James Linton ten pounds Sterling.

Item.  I give to my sister Sarah Linton ten pounds Sterling.

Item.  I give to my kind friend Dr. Thomas Turner five pounds and one ring.

Item.  I give to Mrs. Eleanor Conway five pounds.

Item.  I give to Mrs. Dorothy Roy five pounds.

Item.  I give to Mary Atchason three pounds.

Item.  I give to Mrs. Elizabeth Roy a pair of gold buttons which are expected from England (if disappointed, as much as will purchase another pair), and all my best shirts.

Item.  I give to Mr. Jonathan Gibson one suit of Spanish cloth which is expected from England.

Item.  I give to Jonathan Gibson, Junior, my mare and colt.

Item.  I forgive Mrs. Dorothy Roy her son’s schooling.

Item.  I forgive Benjamin Adie his two son’s schooling.

Item.  I forgive Mrs. Mary Thornley her son’s schooling.

Item.  I give to Col. Henry Armstead and his kind Lady one mourning ring each.

Item.  I give to Major Edmund Berkeley and his Lady one mourning ring each.

Item.  I give to Mr. Lewis Berkeley one mourning ring.

Item.  I give to Mr. William Armstead one mourning ring.

Item.  I give to Major Benjamin Robinson and his Lady one mourning ring each.

Item.  I give to the Honorable Col. John Robinson one mourning ring.

Item.  I give to my friend Captain Samuel Skinker one mourning ring.

Item.  I give to Captain Joseph Strother one mourning ring.

Item.  I give to Mr. Harry Turner, Junior, my silver hilted sword.

Item.  I give to Thomas Turner, Junior, my set of silver buckles.

Item.  I give to Catlett Conway my cane which is expected from Bristoll with those two pair of buttons given to Mrs. Elizabeth Roy.

Item.  I give to Mr. Jonathan Gibson one pair of gold buttons.

Item.  It is my desire that my serge denim breeches and black cloth jacket be put in the black walnut chest and to be sent to Mr. Thomas Roy and one white dimity jacket already there.

Item.  I give to Major Benjamin Robinson’s two sons, Christopher and Joseph, one mourning ring each.

Item.  I give to Mr. Benjamin Adie my silk faced drugget coat and one white dimity jacket.

What has not occurred to my memory till now, viz., six pair of shoes, one piece of linen half worn thread stockings and all other things to be at the discretion of my Executors, for my funeral expenses.

I nominate Dr. Thomas Turner and Mr. Jonathan Gibson my Executors.  Witness my hand this 3rd April 1736.

William Linton

Signed and delivered in the presence of Benjamin Adie, John Thornley and John Powell

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